Trees for bees

posted / 14th Aug 2013
London is a great place for bees,no nasty chemicals and huge numbers of trees.In the capital it is not just British natives,bees are treated to trees from all over the world, which gives them unrivaled continuity of forage.Starting with mimosa (Acacia dealbata) there is is a tree in blossom right through the year until late autumn. However for a real bee treat, the small leaved lime (Tilia cordata) takes some beating. the scnet of a lime tree in flower is only rivalled by the sound of thousands of bees contentedly foraging through the flowers. As for the honey, it is a delicate greenish gold, with a flavour second to none. If you have room in your garden, the trees listed would give you forage from February to September.
Acacia dealbata
Prunus ceracifera
malus sp.
Crataegus prunifolia
Robinia pseudacacia
Castanea sativa
Koelreuteria paniculata
Tetradium daniellii